Category Archives: Museums

Exhibit explores Italian Canadian experiences during the Second World War

A travelling exhibition created by the Columbus Centre in Toronto that documents Italian Canadian experiences during the Second World War is coming to the Guelph Civic Museum. Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Times: Italian Canadian Experiences During WWII will open on Friday, April 24, with a reception starting at 6.30 pm.

Guelph Museums launches In Flanders Fields at 100 programming

One hundred years ago, Guelph-born doctor, soldier, and poet John McCrae wrote a poem that touched the world, and inspired an enduring symbol of remembrance. In commemoration of the centenary of In Flanders Fields, Guelph Museums announces an ambitious slate of programs for 2015:

Guelph Museums art show revisits In Flanders Fields – reception and Fourth Friday concert on March 27

John McCrae’s poem, In Flanders Fields, is being interpreted anew by Guelph and Wellington County artists as part of a Guelph Museums iuried art show, entitled Remembering In Flanders Fields. The exhibit, which opens on March 27, 2015 at the Civic Museum, is one of a number of initiatives Guelph Museums is planning to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the poem’s writing.

Fourth Friday at Guelph Civic Museum Celebrates Black History Month

As part of Fourth Fridays, Guelph Museums and the Guelph Black Heritage Society are presenting blues singer-songwriter Malachi Greenidge and two movies – “The Sistahs Concert” and “Koo Nimo Palm Wine Guitar”— on Friday, February 27, at the Guelph Civic Museum.

Family Day fun at Guelph Civic Museum

The Guelph Civic Museum will be open to the public all day on Monday, February 16, to celebrate Family Day. There are a number of games and crafts planned for people of all ages.

Call for Artists – Remembering “In Flanders Fields” Art Show Exhibition (due: March 1)

Attention all artists! Guelph Civic Museum is pleased to announce a call for an In Flanders Fields Centennial Commemoration Art Exhibit. This juried show will be installed in the third floor temporary gallery of the Guelph Civic Museum, where it will be on display throughout the Spring and Summer of 2015. Deadline – Sunday, March 1, 2015, 11:59pm

Local collector brings circus to Guelph Civic Museum

Avid collector and Guelph resident Eric Huber has discovered a lot of neat stuff at flea markets and antique shops through the years, but when he found a collection of Guelph circus posters, ticket stubs, and newspaper clippings at an estate sale two years ago, he was, in his own words, “simply ecstatic.”

Vacancies on boards and committees

The City of Guelph is inviting applications from citizens interested in serving on the following boards and committees. Economic Development Advisory Committee, Environmental Advisory Committee, Guelph Museums Advisory Committee, River Systems Advisory Committee, and the Wellbeing Grant Allocation Panel

Exhibit brings back sweet memories of beloved Guelph store

Guelph Museums is paying homage to the beloved Goody Sweets store with a new exhibition. How Sweet It Was: Goody Sweets Candy Store, 1934 to 1968 explores the storied history of Gus and Elane Mano’s candy shop. It is set to open on Friday, January 23, with a reception starting at 6:30 pm.